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27th Nov '16 10:50:06 AM Alia_of
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** Also, Non-Men. They have human faces described as very beatiful but they are also bald and their teeth are fused together. Not to mention, most of them, called Erratics, are stark raving mad due to their [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immortality]], which overloads their memories.
27th Nov '16 10:40:38 AM Alia_of
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* ''Literature/JurassicPark'': After encountering Nedry's corpse, Muldoon takes a look at a nearby ''Procompsognathus'' and notices how eerily human-like its hands are, which gives him the creeps.

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* ''Literature/JurassicPark'': After encountering Nedry's corpse, Muldoon takes a look at a nearby ''Procompsognathus'' and notices how eerily human-like its hands are, which gives him the creeps.creeps.
* [[OurElvesAreDifferent Winter Queen]] from ''Literature/MaledictionTrilogy''. To human girl [[TheProtagonist Cecile de Troyes]] she looks like a very beautiful woman... for most of the time. However, from time to time her alienness gets through and Cecile sees non-human eyes or predatory claws instead of perfect rosy nails.
9th Nov '16 3:16:50 PM MiracleChange
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** ''Breaking Dawn'' had an unintentional example with Renesmee. She's supposed to be seen as cute and endearing, but she's described as ''[[CheshireCatGrin having teeth]]'' as soon as she's born and her unnaturally fast growth also has her extremities be "lean" and "almost adult-like" in length when she's only a few weeks old, making her appearance come across as that of NoodlePeople. Renesmee's also supposed to have an adult intelligence, but she still does very childish things like ''biting'' people - coupling that with the adult mind makes her actions feel very unsettling.

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** ''Breaking Dawn'' had an unintentional example with Renesmee. She's supposed to be seen as cute and endearing, but she's described as ''[[CheshireCatGrin having teeth]]'' as soon as she's born and her unnaturally fast growth also has her extremities be "lean" and "almost adult-like" in length when she's only a few weeks old, making her appearance come across as that of NoodlePeople. Renesmee's also supposed to have an adult intelligence, but she still does very childish things like ''biting'' people and ''scream for attention'' - coupling that with the adult mind makes her actions feel very unsettling.
21st Oct '16 8:06:10 AM DinoMaurus
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* ''Literature/JurassicPark'': After encountering Nedry's corpse, Muldoon takes a look at a nearby ''Procompsognathus and notices how eerily human-like its hands are, which gives him the creeps.

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* ''Literature/JurassicPark'': After encountering Nedry's corpse, Muldoon takes a look at a nearby ''Procompsognathus ''Procompsognathus'' and notices how eerily human-like its hands are, which gives him the creeps.
21st Oct '16 8:05:50 AM DinoMaurus
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* ''Literature/JurassicPark'':After encountering Nedry's corpse, Muldoon takes a look at a nearby ''Procompsognathus and notices how eerily human-like its hands are, which gives him the creeps.

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* ''Literature/JurassicPark'':After ''Literature/JurassicPark'': After encountering Nedry's corpse, Muldoon takes a look at a nearby ''Procompsognathus and notices how eerily human-like its hands are, which gives him the creeps.
21st Oct '16 8:05:30 AM DinoMaurus
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* The symbiote-infected humans in ''Literature/EdenGreen'' can [[HealingFactor heal from any wound]]; during the initial stages of healing, the area appears mottled and patchy, like pine needles. This is especially off-putting when the part being healed is the head or face.

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* The symbiote-infected humans in ''Literature/EdenGreen'' can [[HealingFactor heal from any wound]]; during the initial stages of healing, the area appears mottled and patchy, like pine needles. This is especially off-putting when the part being healed is the head or face.face.
* ''Literature/JurassicPark'':After encountering Nedry's corpse, Muldoon takes a look at a nearby ''Procompsognathus and notices how eerily human-like its hands are, which gives him the creeps.
16th Aug '16 8:44:09 PM LBHills
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* [[Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy Perelandra]] feature the Un-Man, who is essentially an animated corpse, but he gets even more creepy when you think about what it is that's animating him.

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* [[Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy Perelandra]] feature C.S. Lewis' ''[[Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy Out of the Silent Planet]]'' examines the trope when Ransom encounters his first nonhuman, and reflects that the ''hross'' seems horrifying and deformed when he thinks of it as human, but miraculous and wonderful when he regards it as an animal with the powers of thought and speech. More straightforwardly, ''Perelandra'' features the Un-Man, who is essentially an animated corpse, corpse - but he gets even more creepy when you think about what it is that's animating him.
2nd Jun '16 2:17:39 PM nombretomado
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* HPLovecraft frequently describes degenerate humans and not-really-humans as looking distinctly off and inherently disturbing, such as the people of Innsmouth, who [[spoiler: have fish-person blood]]. It can be seen as applying this trope, although at least [[HumanoidAbomination in the more extreme cases]] his main idea may be not almost-humanness so much as the inherently disturbing eldritch shining through; if there was more of it, it would just be even more disturbing. On the other hand, Lovecraft had fears of degeneration, of the human being too close to the not-human (in "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family", this is played as the ultimate horror), which naturally implies a form of this trope.

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* HPLovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft frequently describes degenerate humans and not-really-humans as looking distinctly off and inherently disturbing, such as the people of Innsmouth, who [[spoiler: have fish-person blood]]. It can be seen as applying this trope, although at least [[HumanoidAbomination in the more extreme cases]] his main idea may be not almost-humanness so much as the inherently disturbing eldritch shining through; if there was more of it, it would just be even more disturbing. On the other hand, Lovecraft had fears of degeneration, of the human being too close to the not-human (in "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family", this is played as the ultimate horror), which naturally implies a form of this trope.
30th May '16 12:51:28 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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** [[TechnicallyLivingZombie Beings]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Taken]] by the Vord look like this to other members of their species. Humans see something wrong with Taken humans' eyes, and Varg comments that Taken Canim's ears don't look right.
15th May '16 9:36:29 AM FekketCantenel
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* In ''Literature/OnlyEverYours'' by Louise O'Neill, women can no longer be born naturally. They are bred in laboratories as future wives and prostitutes to serve men, and are engineered to be as physically perfect as possible. When protagonist freida and her classmates first meet the Inheritants (the group of boys they were designed for), freida notes the sharp contrast between the naturally born and physically diverse boys, vs the manufactured and artificial appearance of the girls.

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* In ''Literature/OnlyEverYours'' by Louise O'Neill, women can no longer be born naturally. They are bred in laboratories as future wives and prostitutes to serve men, and are engineered to be as physically perfect as possible. When protagonist freida and her classmates first meet the Inheritants (the group of boys they were designed for), freida notes the sharp contrast between the naturally born and physically diverse boys, vs the manufactured and artificial appearance of the girls.girls.
* The symbiote-infected humans in ''Literature/EdenGreen'' can [[HealingFactor heal from any wound]]; during the initial stages of healing, the area appears mottled and patchy, like pine needles. This is especially off-putting when the part being healed is the head or face.
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